A 13-year-old male has been arrested after stabbing another youth on Friday in Pickering.
On Friday, October 27, 2023, at approximately 6:25 p.m., members of West Division responded to an armed person call in the area of Kingston Road and Orchard Valley Court in Pickering. Police arrived on scene and located a 15-year-old male suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to a Toronto area trauma centre with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was known to the victim and had fled the scene prior to police arrival.
On Sunday, October 29, 2023, the suspect attended a DRPS division with his guardians to turn himself in. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The victim’s status has since been upgraded to stable.
A 13-year-old male from Pickering is charged with: Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon, Possess Weapon Dangerous to the Public, and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.
He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Chrzan of the West Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2565.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.